human trafficking

Afghanistan

Afghan evacuation raises concerns about child trafficking

U.S. officials are looking into reports that in the frantic evacuation of desperate Afghans from Kabul, older men were admitted together with young girls they claimed as “brides” or otherwise sexually abused. U.S. officials at intake centers in the United Arab Emirates and in Wisconsin have identified numerous incidents in which Afghan girls have been

Legal Beat

AG Brnovich and Rep. Bolick Announce New Law that Will Provide Civil Remedies for Human Trafficking Victims

Attorney General Mark Brnovich and Representative Shawnna L.M. Bolick applauded the enactment of legislation that will allow victims of human and sex trafficking to take civil action against their perpetrators and anyone else who contributes to their abuse. Representative Bolick worked with the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) to introduce HB2116 this legislative session. The bill received unanimous legislative

National

Ivanka Trump and AG Barr announce over $100 million to fight human trafficking

Last month, the U.S. Marshals Service led a two-week operation alongside Georgia state and local officers to rescue endangered missing children in Atlanta and Macon. “Operation Not Forgotten” resulted in the rescue of 26 children, the safe locating of 13 other children, and the arrest of nine criminal associates. Investigators cleared 26 arrest warrants and

Social Media

Baseless Wayfair child-trafficking theory spreads online

The baseless conspiracy theory took off after an anonymous user posed a bizarre question in an internet chatroom: What if retail giant Wayfair is using pricey storage cabinets to traffic children? Self-proclaimed internet sleuths quickly responded by matching up the names of Wayfair products to those of missing children, producing social media posts that have

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